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Truth be told.... I kinda forgot about this film. Adam Trina and I had originally planned on expanding the movie into more of a feature length film. We were going to return to Thailand to see how the Mae Ngao had faired in terms of conservation zones and Mahseer numbers. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions and MFC's business took off and my new film project "Finding Fontinalis" has taken up the last two years of my life. So with the chances of following up this project being pretty slim, I decided that the film should see the light day. Thai One On only toured with the 2013 F3T and if you didn't see it there your in for a treat. So sit back grab a PBR or 3 and enjoy. It's a great ride and an even better story. Big thanks to the guys at MFC for this one. Adam, KK and The Champ. And of course James Anderson and C Whisky,
Earlier this fall RL Winston owner David Ondattje asked me to become part of the Pro Staff Photographer Team, he also asked me to produce a little AE Project to highlight the companies 2015 product line. David is an accomplished writer, director and photographer, he gave me some of his photos and I threw them into AE. Bam!
I've been remiss with the BLOG and will try to get it back on track! Busy with a new film project with Patagonia and Costa called Finding Fontinalis: Valle de las Horquetas. For now check this out, I know it's old but I shot quite a bit of footage of Pete Caron wearing the new SSC Patagonia waders for this film. Nice edit by Justin Rowe.
Had a chance to host my great friend Brian Bennett this past September on the Kettle River. Brian is the MEAT AND POTATOES behind the only fly fishing website that matters MOLD YCHUM. Bennett an ardent steelheader still managed to introduced himself to several of the Kettle's beautiful rainbow trout over several days of stalking the river in 30 degree Celcius heat. True to form the hoppers produced, but the biggest fish were leader, tippet, line and presentation shy. One chance only as my boy Peerwat " Bobby " Koatakul would say! Check out what Moldy Chum had to say about the whole experience. With apologies to A.D. Above are the results of various effects applied to images of a Kettle River rainbow taken by my friend Travis Lowe on our recent rendezvous north of the border. The Kettle is a beautiful 175-mile tributary of the Columbia that flows back and forth between southeastern British Columbia and northeastern Washington. Being a trib of the Columbia the Kettle at one time supported salmon and other anadromous fish but a couple of giant dams forever put the kibosh on that program. As you can see above what remains are some very beautiful, very wary, rainbow trout. (And rumors of one phantom giant brown trout......perhaps more on that in a future post). LINK
Always give credit where credit is due. And so I have to thank Dr. Zeb Hogan host of Nat Geo's Monster Fish. Zeb graciously donated one incredible underwater shot of endangered Golden Mahseer to my film "Thai One On". I first stumbled across this footage while doing Mahseer research for the film. I immediately contacted Zeb and explained to him what I was doing with "Thai One On" and asked if he would mind donating some of that footage to the film. Zeb, class act that he is, immediately agreed and asked for nothing in return. If you don't know who Dr. Zeb Hogan is, you should. Check out this video below. Keep up the great work Zeb and thanks. Let me know when you would like that tour of the Mae Ngao. More Later T>
Haven't had time to sleep and won't until about mid December. Busy finishing THAI ONE ON for the upcoming 2013 F3T Film Festival. Got some great news today, not really news but an official announcement. Patagonia has signed on to be one of the primary sponsors for THAI ONE ON. I've been working closely with Patagonia for a couple of years now since starting initial shooting for SPRING CREEK: RANCHERS, ANGLERS, WATER AND TROUT. Everyone from Yvon Chouinard down has been extremely helpful and supportive of my projects. There is no better company to work with then Patagonia. Patagonia is pleased to be involved with Cinema Digital Productions and Travis Lowe projects as a primary sponsor. Travis is a superb film maker who has an uncanny ability to entertain his audience in a rich and educational way. His deep concern for protecting the environment and his ability to bring these important issues to light is a critical component to his craft and Patagonia’s commitment to supporting his films. Bart Bonime Director of Fishing Patagonia About Patagonia Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California, is a leading designer of core outdoor, fish and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. With sales last year of $540M, the company is noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $47.5M in cash and in-kind donations to date. Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. Committed to making its products landfill-free, the company’s entire product line is recyclable thorough its Common Threads Initiative. The company also advocates corporate transparency through its interactive website, The Footprint Chronicles, which outlines the environmental and social footprint of individual products. Patagonia was featured as The Coolest Company on the Planet on Fortune Magazine’s April 2007 cover. About THAI ONE ON Deep in the pristine jungle of northern Thailand lies the River of Reflection. Named for it's crystal clear water, the river is home to the legendary Mahseer. A species first prized by British anglers in the days of the Raj for its phenomenal fight. Filmmaker Travis Lowe follows three anglers from Montana Fly Company as they work with local Karen villagers to protect the entire 60km length of the river. Hoping to open up the River of Reflection as a world class destination fishery. And in the process, help bring desperately needed money to the cash starved Karen villagers. A feat that may require a witch doctor, a spirit curse and quite possibly the introduction of some sort of fish aquaculture. But every Thai odyssey begins and ends in Bangkok, the City of Life. And like Adam Trina says "the 'Kok's a cruel mistress and if you don't treat her right, you're in for a big surprise when you lift up that skirt". Currently in production, Thai One On is coming in 2013 to F3T. Provided we make it out of Bangkok alive. A Cinema Digital Production and a Travis Lowe film.